In addition to this competitiveness, boys and girls will have the possibility of gaining more confidence if taught in separate environments. It is apparent that boys and girls learn differently from one another. Therefore, the focus should be on how each gender learns in a single-sex school. This emphasis could be more advantageous for higher grades. As Malik argues, “in single-sex schools, the teacher is able to concentrate on the learning styles of each sex and uses variety of pedagogical strategies to bring out the best in each student” (159).
Single-gender schools can helps students achieve a better education as well as a better learning environment. This form of educational institution helps students to focus on their academics without the distractions of the other gender. Historical data from Harvard University and other institutions, suggests that single-gender schools are more beneficial to a students’ education than those of co-educational schools. (David Tyack and Elizabeth Hanslot, pg.14) Co-educational schools distract students from getting the most out of their education. The students are being distracted by the other gender, due to examples such as, sexual harassment and the inappropriate appearance and dress code of students.
Benefits of Co-ed Schools The topic of effectiveness between single-sex schools and co-ed schools has been an on- going debate throughout the years. Single-sex schools are schools divided by gender rather than being mixed. They are growing more popular as learning is easier without the distraction of the opposite gender which may also result to higher grades and standardized test scores. But there are also negative effects to this style of learning. For one, single gender classes can increase gender stereotype and segregation, along with decreasing student diversity.
INTRODUCTION Many parents and educators are led to believe that single-sex education can eliminate the distractions for students in the classroom. There is evidence that suggests that there are significant gains for children who attend single-sex schools, especially girls, and that these schools encourage the students to flourish. However, there is an ongoing debate about the impact that single-sex schools have on both the academic achievement and social skills, and there are studies that suggest with an increase in gender stereotyping comes problematic behaviors. (Van Thompson, Demand Media) Coeducation is seen as improving educational efficiency (Woody, 1929) and encouraging a positive social relationship between boys and girls. However, some studies, such as that by Coleman (1961), indicated that coeducation had a negative effect on girls’ academic achievement due to the peer pressure to prioritise relations with the opposite sex rather than schoolwork.
Even as late as the 60s and the beginning of the 70s in areas of the US, boys and girls were put into different classes each day (Po... ... middle of paper ... ...mathematical skills because they are not surrounded by boys who are claimed to “dominate the classroom”(Hyde). Some who say single-sex education is ineffective and/or undesirable make many different claims such as Students in single-sex classrooms will eventually live and work with the other sex. Teaching students in single-sex schools limit their chances to work together and co-exist successfully with the opposite sex (Stanberry). In other words there are several different, logical arguments against the idea of single-sex education. There are so many pros and cons of single sex education.
Not hearing that [bullying] language is a huge change in our class” (Ms. Radke 4). Students need to interact with the opposite sex because it helps build their relationship with one another. Given these points, mixing genders has become a great impact in relationships and communications. In coed schools, the students’ skills are more likely to improve. It has a great impact on students, especially on males because they become more of a gentl... ... middle of paper ... ...principal claim that single-sex programs run-more smoothly and have fewer discipline problems because they take away the tensions that spring up when boys and girls mix in classrooms (Black 1).
For example, when a child needs to start focusing more on colleges and big test at the end of their high school careers parents are able to purchase at home prep test or prep books to help them better prepare for those tests. Also the more educated a parent may be, the more comfortable they’re with helping their children with homework through high school, whereas less educated parents might have trouble with assignments as they become more difficult as their child gets more educated.
(predit, 2014). However, Single sex schools are very bad because it affects children attitude, they will find difficulty in communicating with their colleagues in college as they were secluded and didn't interact with other sex in school. Boys and girls should know from a young age how to deal with the opposite sex, instead of facing that when they become adults, and don't have experience on what to do. Students in single-sex classrooms will one day live and work side-by-side with members of the opposite sex .Educating students in single-sex schools restrains their chance to work helpfully and cooperate effectively with parts of the inverse sex. "It is not long before the youth of today will be the parents, co-workers and leaders of tomorrow" (strauss, 2012).
Co-ed schools do not give their students the tools they need to be an advanced student. Single-sex schools is what parents should put their children in if they really care about their education and where they go in life. Single-sex schools more effective than Co-ed schools. Co-ed schools are not teaching children the right way. Co-ed schools do not care about they different way boys learn and the different ways girls learn.
Therefore, creates two different environments of education. In other words, single gender schools have teaching methods which can be applied more successfully on that gender only and therefore improves the quality of education for both genders. According to ( Kirshenbaum, 2007), girls seem to prefer learning in quieter place in which they work and learn together, while boys tend to learn or prefer to learn in a place which is more competitive, louder and physically active. It shows that girls gets a higher benefit from being together especially for Mathematics and Science. They feel much more comfortable about their abilities without worrying about how they look in front of boys and have more confidence to take place and participate in class discussions, while boys have much more confidence to dominate most class discussion, thus giving no chance for girls to participate in those discussions.